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Sand sculptures in New South Wales

The banks of the River Hawkesbury in New South Wales, Australia, are playing host to the first championships for sand sculpting. The event is going to be held in Howe Park, in Windsor, and has already proved to be a major success, having drawn in thousands of visitors despite the bad weather.

The Saturday of the event saw over 7000 people come to see what had successfully sculpted from sand. The sculptors have come from all over the world including the UK, Czech Republic, Australia and the United States.

The event opened on Wednesday and since that time the event has seen over 20,000 visitors. It is due to continue for the next two weeks and it is expected that many more will visit during this time. The event has been organised by Michael Milman and it has been designed to mirror other events that had taken place around the world. Typically, one that is held in Victoria which attracted over 30,000 people.

The event is being run by Sharon Redmond who is the owner of Sandstorm Events and she recently commented in the newspaper, “We are very pleased with the venue that we are using and we have recently signed a deal that is going to see the event continue for another four years.”

The heavy rains on Sunday meant that one sculpture unfortunately collapsed but despite these unfortunate weather conditions it is still believe the event will remain very popular. There is a $5000 award for the best sculpture, which was given to Jakub Zimacek who comes from the Czech Republic.

The event is regarded as an international one and people come from all over the world to admire the work, and it is also popular with the residents of nearby Sydney. Many people from the local area are pleased that the amount of extra business brings to their stores.


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